English distance and flexible learning programme

Goldsmiths has offered a degree in English through the University of London since 1996.

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The programme is modelled on the degree that is currently studied on-campus by students in the Department of English and Creative Writing. We currently have over 450 students registered on our English distance learning programme. 

The courses in this programme also share the Department of English and Creative Writing's ethos, which requires you to pursue your own interests and preoccupations, using your initiative and thinking out problems for yourself.

Why study with Goldsmiths?

  • Immerse yourself in range of topics from Augustans to American Literature.
  • Expand your knowledge of cultural, historical and regional continuity and change in literature.
  • Study a range of different literary works written in different styles and develop an awareness of changing rhetorical techniques and effects.
  • Develop a mixture of different skills, including communicative skills and more technical skills of literary-critical analysis.

For more information, download the Humanities prospectus.

The following three awards are available: 

  • Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in English (120 credits)
  • Level 5 Diploma of Higher Education in English (240 credits)
  • Level 6 BA in English (360 credits) 

You will progress through the programme starting with four courses at Level 4 until you have passed a maximum of 12 courses (360 credits) to complete the BA in English.

The intermediate awards are available for students who cannot complete their degree or wish to study these awards.

Online support is offered through a virtual learning environment (VLE) which will enable you to participate in tutor group forums at Level 4, e-seminars at Levels 5 and 6, submit essays for formative assessment in preparation for exams, benefit from the Learning Support Forum and use the online library.

There’s also an online café that lets you discuss the courses you’re taking with other students on your course.

You can find the entry requirements on the English programme page.

You can find the fees for each individual programme and courses on the English programme page.